WHO WE ARE

PRN is a non-profit agency that operates the federally funded Texas Parent Training and Information Centers - PATH, PEN & TEAM.

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OUR EVENTS

Do you want to become an effective advocate for your child? We offer free webinars and in-person workshops across the state.

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OUR TEAM

The majority of our staff are parents of children with disabilities. We understand what you are going through - you are not alone.

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Is My Child Making Progress Toward IEP Goals? on November 14 @ 12:15 p.m. CST

The recording for our November 2017 Statewide Webinar, Is My Child Making Progress Toward IEP Goals?  is now available!

Our next Statewide webinar will be in February 2018.  We hope to you’ll join us!

We’re Here For You

PRN can help you understand your child’s disability; understand your rights and responsibilities under IDEA; and effectively participate as a team member with professionals in planning services for your child.

How do I get started?
Contact us at 1.800.866.4726 or partnersresource@sbcglobal.net and we will put you in touch with our person helping parents and families in your area.

Is there a cost for your services?
No. All of our services are provided at no cost.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Transition from ECI to Public School
    January 22 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm CST
  2. Overview of Procedural Safeguards
    January 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CST
  3. Overview of Procedural Safeguards
    January 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

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What is the Desired Outcome of Speech Therapy? The main goal of speech therapy is to improve communication. Some of the goals of speech therapy might include: Improving coordination of speech muscles through strengthening and coordination exercises, sound repetition and imitation. Improving communication between the brain and the body through visual and auditory aids such as mirrors and tape recorders. Improving fluency through breathing exercises. Enhancing the learning of language through language stimulation and the use of language through positive … read more

The following therapies—also called “allied health services”—address symptoms commonly associated with autism, but are not specific to the disorder. Speech-Language Therapy Most autism behavioral intensive therapy programs include speech-language therapy. With a variety of techniques, speech-language therapy addresses a range of challenges often faced by persons with autism. For instance, some individuals on the autism spectrum do not speak, while others love to talk but have difficulty using conversational speech and/or understanding the nuances of language and nonverbal cues when … read more

According to IDEA, Supplementary Aids and Services means, aids, services and other supports that are provided in regular education classes or other education-related settings to enable children with disabilities to be educated with nondisabled children to the maximum extent appropriate. Supplementary Aids and Services can include changes in:

It is part of federal law that students with special needs should have their strengths identified and described in their IEPs (IDEA 2004 Section 1414(d)(3)(A)). And yet, when I search the special education literature online, I find virtually nothing dedicated to identifying strengths in these students. If a student is having difficulty in school, what they need is to have adults around them who see the very best in them, not just their deficits, disorders, and dysfunctions. I’ve created an … read more